Top 20 Recipes That Involve Cooking Without Fire For Kids

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Ever wondered how it would be like cooking without fire for kids? How many such recipes can you think of which don’t require fire but would leave them gasping for more? As a parent, is it difficult for you to make your kid have fruits and vegetables? Well then don’t fret, as today we are going to astound you with recipes that can be cooked without a fire being lit and are also healthy and tasty! Isn’t that like a great combination? Well then read on, and you can thank us later!

Cooking with fire can be dangerous, and, needless to say, that is why parents keep the young ones away from the kitchen. However, the fact cannot be ignored that the little ones these days would crave only the dishes that are flavourful, and scrumptious like they find outside. And that is why mummies are forced to scratch their heads on a regular basis to find out the best possible options, with fresh demands coming up every time! pregnancy pillow

So here are many dishes that are helpful while cooking without fire for kids but still taste as yummy! In fact, whether it is cooking for vegetarian kids or non-vegetarian kids, mothers always go the extra mile to make the recipe as delectable as they can! And since these recipes help in cooking without fire for kids, therefore, your children can also make these appetizing dishes, on their own.

Moreover, these recipes, as they do not use fire, can be helpful when your child is away camping or on any school picnics.
So here you go, read on to know more about the recipes which involve cooking without fire for kids but are as appetizing as their most loved dish and also full of important nutrients.


  • Mixed sprouts: 1 cup
  • Finely grated carrot: 1/2 cup
  • Paneer cubed: 1/2 cup
  • Onions finely chopped: 2
  • Green Chillies finely chopped: as per taste
  • Tomato finely chopped: 1
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon Juice to taste


  • Take sprouted moth beans, moong dal, and black chana in a deep bowl.
  • Add small cubes of paneer, onions, green chilies, tomatoes, salt, and pepper to this mixture.
  • Sprinkle some lemon juice as per your taste.
  • Your sprouts chaat is ready.

2. Dates Smoothie

dates smoothie


  • Chopped and pitted dates: 1/2 cup
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Vanilla frozen yogurt: 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon (optional)


  • Put all the above ingredients in a blender
  • Blend them nicely till the dates are completely mixed with the other ingredients
  • Pour the contents into a tall chilled glass
  • Serve immediately

3. Pizza Fresca Bites

pizza bites


  • Bread slices cut in oval shape: 6
  • Pepper powder
  • Salt to taste

For the Sauce

  • Garlic cloves: 1 or 2
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 1 tbsp
  • Spring onions finely chopped: 2
  • Basil leaves: 1/4 cup
  • Ripe tomato: 1
  • Sliced olives: 2 tbsp
  • Cheese slice: 6


  • Peel the garlic, smash it and remove the skin
  • Place it in a bowl and mix the smashed cloves well with olive oil
  • Add chopped spring onions along with their greens
  • Tear the basil leaves and add them to the bowl
  • Chop the tomato finely and add to the bowl
  • Add pepper powder and sliced olives (optional)
  • Now mix all the ingredients in the bowl well
  • Leave the mixture in the bowl for 5 minutes
  • Add salt to taste
  • Now take the bread and spread the mixture evenly on it
  • Sprinkle some grated cheese
  • Your Fresca pizza bites are ready to serve

Note: Additional toppings like mushrooms, bell pepper, and dried oregano can be used according to choice.

4. Biscuit Cake

biscut cake


  • Chocolate Marie biscuits- 10
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar- 5 to 6 tbsp
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Almonds and pistachios


  • Finely crush the Marie biscuits in a mixer
  • Now take a deep bowl and add the contents into it
  • Add milk, sugar, and butter and whisk all the contents well
  • Pour this whisked mixture into a baking tray
  • Set it properly
  • Garnish it with almonds and pistachios
  • Place the tray in the freezer for about 20 to 25 minutes
  • Once done, transfer the contents into the refrigerator section and let it cool for an hour
  • Your biscuit cake is ready. Cut it into pieces and serve

[Read : 10 Quick And Easy Cupcake Recipes For Kids]

5. Pineapple Sandwich

pineapple sandwich


  • White bread slices: 6
  • Canned pineapple slices: 3
  • Butter: 3 tsp
  • Pineapple crush: 3 tsp
  • Black salt: as per taste


  • Trim the edges of the sandwich bread
  • Apply butter evenly on 3 slices of bread
  • Evenly spread pineapple crush on the bread slices
  • Sprinkle black salt on all the slices
  • Cover it with another slice
  • Place canned pineapple slices on these 3 slices of bread
  • Cover these slices with the slices you have buttered
  • Divide the sandwich from the center into two equal parts
  • Refrigerate it for a little while
  • Remove from the refrigerator and enjoy the sandwich

6. Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

banana peanut butter smoothie


  • Milk: 1/2 cup
  • Ripe banana: 1
  • Peanut butter: 2 leveled tsp
  • Ice cubes: 2


  • Place all the above ingredients in a blender and blend it till the contents become smooth
  • Serve chilled

7. Mango Cream Crusty

mango crusty


  • Ripe mango: 1 large
  • Bread slices: 4
  • Cream cheese: 3 tbsp
  • Red onion sliced thin: ½
  • A few lettuce leaves
  • Olive oil: 1 tsp
  • Lemon juiced: 1/2 tsp
  • Freshly powdered black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Slice the mango into cubes
  • Place it in a deep bowl
  • Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and finely powdered pepper and mix gently
  • Place a bread slice on a dry surface and spread cream cheese on each slice
  • Spread mango cubes on top of the cheese spread
  • Layer onions and lettuce leaves
  • Add black pepper to enhance the flavor
  • You can make an open sandwich or a closed one as per your taste

8. Watermelon Popsicles

watermelon popsicle


  • Watermelon juice: 2 cups
  • Powdered sugar: 9 tsp
  • Water: 1 cup


  • Mix powdered sugar with water
  • Add the sugar syrup to the watermelon juice
  • Pour the mixture in ice cream Mould
  • Freeze for 5 to 6 hours
  • Take out from the freezer and enjoy a cool popsicle

9. Gazpacho Salad

Gazpacho Salad - cooking without fire for kids


  • Tomato (diced and seeded): 4
  • Cucumber (peeled and diced): 2
  • Green pepper (seeded and diced): 2
  • Medium onion diced: 1
  • Sliced ripe olives (drained): 1 can
  • Salt: 1 tsp
  • Black pepper (finely powdered): 1/2 tsp

 For the Dressing

  • Olive oil: 1/2 cup
  • White vinegar: 1/4 cup
  • Lemon juice- 1/4 cup
  • Freshly chopped parsley leaves: 1 tbsp
  • Garlic cloves minced: 2
  • Chopped green onions: 2 tsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Ground cumin: 1/4 tsp


  • In a deep bowl, layer half of the tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, onions, olives, and salt. Repeat layers two or three times
  • In a small bowl combine all the dressing ingredients
  • Toss the ingredients over the vegetables
  • Cover and let it chill for several hours, preferably overnight
  • Your salad is ready

10. Tuna Tea Sandwich

tuna sandwich


  • Light water-packed tuna drained and flaked: 1 can (6 ounces)
  • Mayonnaise: 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice: 1/4 tsp
  • Freshly ground pepper for seasoning
  • Crumbled goat cheese: 4 tbsp
  • Multigrain bread with the crusts removed: 4 slices
  • Basil leaves: 4


  • Take a deep bowl and put the tuna, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and finely ground pepper in it
  • Spread one tbsp of goat cheese on each slice of bread. Spread two slices with the prepared mixture
  • Garnish the mixture with basil leaves
  • Cover the other slice of bread over the mixture
  • Press it lightly and cut it into two halves or the desired shape

11. Breakfast Sundaes

Breakfast Sundaes  - cooking without fire for kids


  • Fat-free raspberry or any other flavor yogurt of your choice: 2 cups
  • Granola: 1 cup
  • Firm bananas sliced: 2 medium
  • Mandarin oranges drained: 1 can
  • Blueberries: 1/2 cup
  • Kiwi: 2, sliced


  • In four glasses, or deep bowls, layer half of the yogurt, granola, bananas, kiwi, blueberries, and oranges
  • Stack them in layers
  • Serve immediately

12. California Garden Roll

garden roll


  • Medium avocado, lightly mashed: 1/2
  • Flour tortillas 10″: 2
  • Leaves of green or red leaf lettuce: 6
  • Grated carrot: 1/2 cup
  • Sliced onion: 1/4 cup
  • Shredded cabbage: 1 cup
  • Vinegar: 2 tsp
  • Grated cheese: 1/4 cup
  • Sliced tomato: 1/4 cup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Spread the tortillas with avocado and top it up with lettuce leaf and tomato slices
  • Put carrot, onion, and cabbage in a bowl
  • Add vinegar, salt, and pepper to the bowl
  • Divide the salad among the tortillas
  • Top it up with cheese
  • Fold the tortillas and make them into a roll
  • Cut it into roundels. The dish is ready to be served.

13. Peanut Butter Treats

Peanut Butter Treats


  • Chunky peanut butter: 1/2 cup
  • Honey: 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract: 1/2 tsp
  • Non-fat dry milk powder: 1/2 cup
  • Oats: 1/2 cup
  • Cracker crumbs: 2 tbsp


  • Take peanut butter, honey, and the vanilla extract in a small bowl
  • Add milk powder, oats, and the cracker crumbs and stir well
  • Shape the mixture into balls
  • Cover and refrigerate before serving

14. Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad - cooking without fire for kids


  • Cubed Watermelon: 4 cups
  • Onion cut lengthwise: 1 big
  • Mint: 15-20 sprigs
  • Lemon juice: 1/4 cup
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 1/2 cup
  • Sesame Seeds: 3 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Feta cheese or crumbled paneer: 1/4 cup


  • Cut the watermelon into cubes, discard the seeds and keep aside
  • Cut the onion lengthwise and add to the watermelon
  • In a bowl, whisk together lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper
  • Add this dressing to the watermelon and onions
  • Mix well
  • Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of the salad along with feta cheese or crumbled paneer
  • Garnish it with mint leaves and serve immediately
  • Your refreshing, sweet, and sour ‘Watermelon and Mint Salad’ is ready

15. Pinwheel Sandwiches

Pinwheel Sandwiches - cooking without fire for kids


  • Bread slices: 6
  • Mixed fruit jam: 2 tsp
  • Cheese spread: 2tsp
  • Mustard sauce: 1 tsp
  • Softened Butter: 1 tsp
  • Green chutney: 1 tsp
  • Colored capsicum (red, yellow, and green): a few thin slices
  • Finely chopped black olives: 2 tsp


  • Remove the sides from all the bread slices
  • With the help of a rolling pin, flatten each bread slice
  • Keep the bread slice on a clean, dry surface and evenly spread 1 tsp of jam on it
  • Cover it with another bread slice
  • Now spread 1 tsp of cheese spread and 1/2 tsp of mustard paste on this second slice
  • Cover it with the third bread slice and spread 1/2 tsp of butter and 1/2 tsp of green chutney evenly on it
  • Place a few thinly sliced capsicum slices on one side of the sandwich and top it with olives
  • Tightly roll the bread slices from the side where capsicum is placed
  • Keep rolling till you reach the other end to make a roll
  • Cut the roll into equal portions using a knife
  • Serve your Pinwheel Sandwiches

16. Chilled Banana Delight

banana delight


  • Sweetened whipped cream: 150 gm
  • Chocolate ice cream: 150 gm
  • Banana: 2
  • Mould


  • In a deep bowl, mix the whipped cream and chocolate ice cream
  • Cut the banana diagonally and place two halves at the base of a mould
  • With a spoon, put half the chocolate ice cream and whipped cream mixture on the top
  • Add the remaining banana halves and top it with the rest of the ice cream and whipped cream mixture
  • Refrigerate for 4-5 hours till it is set
  • The dish is ready to serve

17. Mango Salsa

salsa - cooking without fire for kids


  • Ripe and sweet mango cubed: 1
  • Red bell pepper finely chopped: 1/2 cup
  • Mint leaves finely chopped: a handful
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped: a handful
  • Lemon juice : 3 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
  • Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper
  • Mix well and refrigerate for ½ an hour
  • Serve it to your kids along with chips

18. Apple and Carrot Sandwiches

Apple and Carrot Sandwiches


  • Bread slices: 3
  • For the Apple Spread: grated apple -1 , cheese spread -1 tbsp , salt and pepper -1/4 tsp
  • For the Carrot Spread: Grated carrot – 1/4 cup , Plain cheese spread -2 tbsp , Chopped raisins  -2 tbsp , Salt and pepper -1/4 tsp


  • Mix all the ingredients of the apple spread, and carrot spread separately
  • Take a slice of bread and apply apple spread to it
  • Cover it with another slice
  • Spread the carrot spread on the second slice
  • Cover this with ta third slice and cut into little triangles
  • Repeat the same process to make more sandwiches

19. Mixed Fruit And Yogurt Parfait

Mixed Fruit And Yogurt Parfait (1)


  • Muesli:1 cup
  • Yogurt: 2 cups
  • Apple: 1 grated
  • Honey : 3 tbsp
  • Nuts of your choice: 1/2 cup
  • Chopped strawberries or any fruit of your choice: 1/2 cup


  • Grate an apple and mix it well with the yogurt
  • To this, add 3 tbsp of honey. If your apple is very sweet, you can reduce the amount of honey. Honey can be adjusted as per your liking, or you can totally skip this
  • Blend this yogurt mixture nicely and keep it aside
  • Take a glass or a bowl in which you want to serve, add a layer of the muesli
  • Top it up with the layer of yogurt and apple honey mixture
  • Add chopped strawberries or any fruit of your choice
  • Your nutritious and mouth-watering breakfast/snack is ready to serve

[Read : 7 Yummy And Simple Indian Breakfast Recipes For Kids]

20. Cucumber Melts

Cucumber Melts- cooking without fire for kids


  • Cucumber: 1 thick-cut into 1/4 inches thick slices without peeling
  • Cheese slices cut into a square: 2

For Filling

  • Boiled and grated potatoes: 4
  • Cheese spread: 2 tbsp
  • Cream: 2 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Take all the ingredients mentioned under ‘filling’ and make a smooth paste
  • Take the cucumber roundels
  • Keep the cut cheese slice on top of it
  • Place the filling on top of the cheese slice
  • Dot it with tomato ketchup
  • Your Cucumber Melts are ready to serve

Have Such Cooking Without Fire Recipes for Kids to Share with us?

These are some of the smashing and easy to make cooking without fire recipes for kids that you can try out. Your kids would love to help you with these recipes. As mentioned earlier, not all recipes need fire to be cooked. In fact, a lot of Indian recipes can be cooked without fire, which the kids would love to devour and make. 


1. What Food Can I Give my Baby, Without Cooking?

You can give salads. Use easy to digest vegetables. Ensure they are well washed to remove pesticides.

2. What Are my Food Options For my Child While Travelling?

You can give fruits and raw vegetables. Cheese is also a good option for young kids. Packaged biscuits are an option for little older kids.

3. Can I Give My Child Uncooked Food?

Yes, you can. Abstain from giving raw foods that are not safe though. You can give smoothies, milkshakes, salads, etc.

4. When I Have no Access to Fire, What Can I Feed my Child?

You can give fresh juices. Smoothies and milkshakes are very nutritious and filling. Fresh fruits are easy to carry and digest as well.

5. What Are The Different Methods of Fireless Cooking?

Some of the methods for fireless cooking are- cutting, peeling, chopping, slicing, shredding, kneading, pouring, freezing, and blending.

6. What Are Some of the Benefits of Fireless Cooking For Children?

Cooking without fire can be an effective way to teach children about the significance of food and the labor involved in meal preparation. This method can inspire them to discover new tastes and flavors, gain a practical understanding of measurements, develop essential cooking skills, and cultivate healthy eating habits by learning about nutrition.

Read Also: Healthy Snacks for Children Prepared at Home

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